According to the affiliation, the vessels – together with three from MSC Cruises and one from Costa Cruises – are set to welcome friends again on Mar. 5, providing a collection of home cruises.
Extending by way of Apr. 18, this system options 19 home departures that go to eight Brazilian locations.
All are “fully aligned to implement strict safety protocols that value people’s health and guarantee the high quality of experiences offered to cruisers,” CLIA mentioned.
In addition to the homeports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Itajaí, the season contains calls in Ilhabela, Porto Belo, Balneário Camboriú, Ilha Grande and Búzios.
“Cruise is the only segment of tourism that requires a robust, multi-layered approach to health and safety protocols that spans the entire experience,” CLIA Brazil added, noting that the incidence of COVID-19 onboard the ships is a “fraction of the registered on land and that hospitalizations are extremely rare.”
The cruise protocols in Brazil embody pre-boarding take a look at for friends and crew, in addition to frequent onboard testing for each team. Full vaccination can be necessary for everybody eligible below the nation’s immunization plan.
Other enforced measures are lowered visitor capability, necessary use of face masks, and fixed cleansing and disinfection onboard the ships.
The 2021-2022 cruise season in Brazil commenced in November. After a profitable beginning, the operation was halted in early January, resulting from what CLIA referred to as an “uncertainty regarding the application and interpretation” of operational parameters and protocols.
Five ships had been cruising in the nation at the time.
“CLIA Brazil and its associates recognize the efforts of the federal government and the state and municipal authorities to enable the resumption of this season. CLIA members have spared no effort in continuous and uninterrupted work for the continuity of operations, with the constant purpose of sailing responsibly,” the affiliation mentioned.